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May 8, 2013 12:00am PDT
offyears. and so the next two years, we have are facing a deficit and kate will tell us why that deficit is there, but we begin by saying that we have got $123 million budget deficit for next fiscal year, but the second year is a little larger, about $256 million budget deficit and put it in context. as past parents of this great city, we used to have hundreds and hundreds of more deficits that have to deal with when the economy was bad. now it's recovering. and i have to thank the public, the business groups, the non-profits and everybody that has been sacrificing to help us balance this budget. because it's their sacrifices that got us through these very hard years. so it sounds like 123 and 256 are not great numbers. they are still serious deficits, but i think we have a spirit, where the parents, the legislative body and the executive branch are working closely together to make that gap closer. we have that, and i want to say, the principles that are guiding me in setting this budget, i want a sound economic budget. i want the residents and visitors in this city to feel that they hav
May 5, 2013 11:00pm EDT
, the deficit widened, and it became almost impossible to reassemble a coalition to undo the damage that had been done or the harm that might have occurred, and we did, you know, have several tax increases to close some of the gaps, but what i learned is when mistakes are made in this big macedonian government we have with the divided powers and checks and balances, it is very dangerous. that is why the lesson is so a propos today, because we have a massive keynesian state, as i call it, dedicated to stimulating and boosting and propping the economy. as a result of that, we have a $1 trillion deficit, both sides are dug in, everybody knows this cannot last. it is dangerous rolling down the road, and yet, the system has a serious inability to make compromises, to find packages that you can assemble a governing majority, so it was very limited scope issue in 1981 to 1985 when i was there, but at large, the lesson from that time is what the clear and present danger is today. our fiscal process is paralyzed, dysfunctional, broken, and that is what i call the budget a doomsday machine, s
May 3, 2013 6:00pm PDT
wanted to begin by saying we are better and better each year. doesn't mean we don't have a deficit. we still have a deficit in the budget. this year coming $123 million, and the second year in the budget covering 2014/15 has $256 million deficit. we are not out of woods. but these numbers are better than $500 million and $700 million budget deficits that we used to have a few years ago. our city is doing better. we are concerned about how to fulfill that deficit. but we are also concerned about what is happening to seniors, what is happening to youth. what is happening to families. our open space. our small businesses. our environment. we are all concerned about that as well. of course i must say about our housing authority as well. so we are taking on a lot of responsibility and because we are and because we are very busy doing the work we are. sometimes we need your input to steer us in the right direction for what things you think are important. so we are open to that. and we want to hear from you tonight. enough speeches. let's get on with it. may i have a couple words from supervi
May 6, 2013 10:00pm PDT
the federal budget surplot plus or deficit. obviously it's been some time since we have run anything like a significant budget surplus we went into the recession carrying a farrell substantial deficit and obviously that really ballooned and got much much worse and what we are facing now are really the biggest bulletin deficits that the united states economy has faced since the second world war we are moving in the right direction it's getling smogger and it's still a farrell daunting challenge and this is what was westbound bend the whole fiscal cliff last year and we ended up with an 11th hour deal to avoid the worst of the fiscal live kcliff and i'm not going to read all of the stuff on this slide but basically what we got was tax increases that effect the working poor primarily and the very affluent and not really not much of an impact on the middle class and you can may be have your own political opinions about that but the spending cuts didn't really take much effect at all. the spending cuts are now poised to go into effect march 1st and to make thing more interesting we run ba
May 2, 2013 6:00pm PDT
have a structural budget deficit in the city. we need to deal with the short- term balancing of the budget in a way that does not decimate basic city services that people rely on but also to address our long term structural budget deficit. that means implementing budget reforms that will smooth out the budget process so that it is not a boom-bust process. that means reforming our pension and retiree system so that they are stable and do not drain the general fund. that is a big aspect of it. another huge issue is the deferred maintenance on our infrastructure. we have a lot of infrastructure that has been deteriorating because we have not maintained properly. that includes roads, sewer systems, muni. we need to be much more diligent about maintaining our infrastructure. some of the big citywide issues that impact the district include transportation. we had more muni service and some other districts. it is not always reliable. some of the major bus lines in the district are not reliable. we have major projects like the renovation of delores park. it is an opportunity to define what t
May 9, 2013 4:00am PDT
dwindling deficit. how the government is chipping away at its debt. it was the scandal that rocked wall street. how enron's former leader could soon walk free. plus, why one film studio could be setting up for a rocky summer. first business starts now! you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning. it's thursday, may 9th. i'm angela miles. in today's first look: is the sky the limit? once again, the dow and s&p 500 soared to record highs. this is the 5th consecutive record close for the s&p. nasdaq put on another 16 points, while gold ran up $24 and oil rallied 94 cents. in earnings after hours, groupon topped targets, while tesla turned its first profit. shares zoomed 25% higher after the close. and brewing up a deal: starbucks and green mountain tell cnbc the competitors are making it possible for customers to use some starbucks single- serve packs in green mountain's keuring brewers. will it be another record day for the market? todd horwitz of average joe options joins us. good morning to you, todd, and what do you think wi
May 8, 2013 1:00am EDT
investments, are how we're going to manage our debt and deficit. it defines not only today, but tomorrow. we can't do that with two people in the room. we need people from both sides coming together to compromise. that is what legislation is all about. >> even folks in this room may be confused about all the budgets out. you have a budget, republicans have a budget and the president has a budget. what are the common grounds between all three? you probably have studied all three, what is the common ground where we can begin the negotiating process? >> that is a really good question. i think, obviously, the house budget and the senate budget and the president's budget are fairly far apart. i think the common thread is we all recognize that the debt and deficit is impacting our country's ability to make sure our economy is on track, that we have -- we know where we're going to go, businesses have certainty, and we need to find a path forward. i think the important part is we are looking for is a balance in solving this issue and making sure that everybody in america participates in
May 8, 2013 9:00am EDT
going to miniature debt and deficit. it defined not just today but tomorrow. we can't do that with two people in the room. we need to have people from both sides coming together to compromise. that's what legislation is all about. >> even folks in this room might be confused by all the various budgets. you guys have a budget, the house republicans have a budget and the president has a budget. what's the common ground between all three right now? you have probably studied all of these as well as anybody. what's the common ground where we could begin the negotiating process? >> that's a really good question, and i think obviously the house, senate and the president's budget which is similar to ours are fairly far apart. i think the common thread is that we all recognize that the debt and deficit is impacting our country's ability to really make sure that our economy is on track, that we know what we're going to go, that businesses have certainty and that we need to find a path forward. i think the important part that we are looking for is a balance in solving this issue and making su
May 2, 2013 6:30pm PDT
the street. overall, our budget, we are in our fifth year of major budget deficits. i have been chair of the budget committee for the past couple of years. i am still involved in budget issues. i want to make sure i can be helpful to my colleagues who are grappling with our huge deficit. it is inevitable that we are going to make painful cuts, so how do we do it in a way that will minimize the impact to every day san franciscans, how can we keep our parks in good conditions? how do we maintain our safety net for public health services, public security services, public safety? all these are critical decision that need to be made. the pension question is something that comes up. the cost of our pension liability will cost the city, especially because of our investments in the market have come down since 2008. we are spending more of our general fund to pay our pension costs. that is a big challenge. it is a long-term problem, but it also has short-term implications. we know right away we are not going to have the enough money as we need to cover our services and pension costs as well. i
May 7, 2013 12:00am PDT
european nations are already into recession because they decided that cutting their budget deficits was more important than creating jobs. when you have a lot of unemployment, that is the worst time to cut your budget deficit, because the government has got to be the spender of last resort. this is something we understood and learned during the 1930's, 1940's. got ther ii actually economy going. i don't want to suggest that we need another war, but that mobilization, that government spending on such a grand scale got us out of the depression and finally into prosperity. ourbudget deficit, in fact budget debt at the end of world war ii was much greater than it is now. but instead of hunkering down and cutting the budget, what we did in the 1950's was invest in our work force, invest in college education, invest in retraining. we created the interstate highway system and invested in the infrastructure. we built the middle class and helped poor people get into the middle class. it is what we are not doing now. tavis: i am frustrated consistently by this pseudo debate in washington. wor
May 1, 2013 12:00pm PDT
major budget deficits. it is inevitable that we will make painful cuts. so how do we do it in a way that will minimize the impact on every day san franciscans? >> i really appreciate what you're doing here. you are a really patient gentleman, and i appreciate that. >> our parks are often cut first. how do we maintain our safety net, public health services, security services? all of these are critical decisions that have to be made. >> i have seen many people come forward today who i know whose lives have changed because of the services we are providing. that is something that we can be proud of and have a as a goal at the budget process to make sure that we can turn lives around and create a liveable communities. >> if we do not resolve the pension issue, we will have to cut. we will see fewer options for muni. we will see the parks deteriorate. i think the tide is rising. we have to figure out how to swim very quickly. >> to address these concerns, i have made a series of amendments to the resolution that capture the spirit of the policy but would allow continued conversation with
May 4, 2013 6:00am EDT
should go up. it raised $600 billion and cut our deficit by another 600 billion dollars. folks, look. if you're coning cut on the middle class, why do they do it? it is hard to believe this but these guys are proposing. in order to provide for these massive tax cuts, that is the only way they can do it. other than ballooning the deficit even more than they already have. that is why they talk about it the way they do. that is why they call for these cuts to the middle class. by the way, they talk a lot about deficits. let me take what gemini congress have done. we have reduced the deficit already by $2.5 trillion. the proposal is to gain another $1.5 trillion. the difference is we do it fair. that will get us to the magic number. every economist to talk to will tell you if you get that to gdp below three percent, that is when things take off. that is exactly what the president's raposo will do. it will get it down to 2.1%. thedo not have to break back of the middle class to have this country grow. the only way you can make it grow is to give it a chance. like you, i believe in the future
May 1, 2013 6:00pm PDT
44.5 to 4 5.2% so it's his risen but you run out of money if you keep deficit spending up. governments had to ratchet back because they had canessan policies. >> woodruff: you are trying to -- folding europe into the conversation. i was trying to keep them separate. it's not possible, i guess. what about the fact that the spending was out of control before and yes there's been cutbacks but not very much? >> i really wasn't out of control, the biggest single source of increased deficit was the recession and let's not forget what caused the recession. it wasn't government spending being out of control it was a financial collapse made on wall street. if you have a financial collapse, the government collects less revenue and spends a little bit more on things like unemployment compensation and food stamps and so the deficit goes up. but it doesn't logically follow that you can get a recovery going by cutting the deficit. the only thing keeping the economy afloat given the weakness of wages and salaries and private demand and investment, what is keeping it afloat is deficit spe
May 8, 2013 12:00pm EDT
and deficit. 17 -- nearly $17 trillion in debt, a debt that goes up over $4 billion every night when we go to sleep. this problem is structural in nature. it -- time alone will not solve this issue. for the last four years in my time in the senate, there's been no issue on which i've spent more time, spent more effort trying to reach out. i understand that many of my colleagues actually try to avoid me in the hallways now because they fear they're going to get a mark warner harangue on the debt and deficit. i also know that the only way we're going to get this issue resolved is if both sides are willing to meet each other in the middle. this is a problem that cannot be solved by continuing to cut back on discretionary spending. it will require, yes, more revenues and it will require entitlement reform. those are issues where unfortunately in many ways our parties have not found agreement. we all have agreed as well at least that while we don't have to solve this whole problem overnight, we do need at least $4 trillion in debt reduction over the next 10 years. the good thing is, while
May 6, 2013 5:00pm EDT
secretary to pay off interest on debt and the deficit with any tax revenues that come in, whereas, other programs would, i guess, fall by the wayside. and that is the primary problems the democrats have with it. they called this thing called the pay china first act or pay some of our bills act. it would allow the debt and interest on that to be paid so we wouldn't technically default but other programs, social programs, things like that would not be paid. >> how are the fiscal talks between the house leadership and president obama going? >> you know, i'm not sure there is too much communication right now. everyone is in a wait and see mode. this is the first volley and messaging i think from the house republican. it's very unlikely senate democrats would take this bill up but it's possible that we'll go right up to the edge of the debt limit like we have done so often these last two years, but everyone is kind of waiting to see exactly how this will all progress. >> daniel newhauser writes for "c.q. roll call." we thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> the c-span networks will
May 9, 2013 10:00am EDT
listening to each other to find the common ground we need to reach a long-term deficit reduction agreement. but defaulting on some of our obligations will mean putting great doubt on the rest of the investors in the united states in regards to who will be next. that's what this legislation is promising. a default with some. a payment of china and others at the expense of the u.s. economy. i encourage my colleagues to vote no on this ill-conceived legislation. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the chair will receive a message. the messenger: madam speaker, a message from the senate. the secretary: madam speaker, i have been directed by the senate to inform the house that the snass has passed s. 622, cited as the animal drug and animal generic drug user fee re-authorization act of 2013 which the concurrence of the house is requested. the speaker pro tempore: gentleman from michigan, mr. camp, is recognized. mr. camp: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. gentleman from michigan, mr. levin, is recognized. mr. levin: i yiel
May 9, 2013 12:00pm PDT
recession is conflate the need for economic growth with the need for deficit reduction. and of course, deficit reduction in the immediate term is exactly the opposite of what you want to spark economic growth. there's some new studies coming out from moody's saying if we hadn't taken these austerity measures, we would be in a much better place at the end of the year. unemployment would be roughly 6.1%. gdp growth would be 1.2 percentage points higher of we have deficits shrinking at a very rapid pace. do you think republicans are losing control a little bit of the narrative that we have to have deficit reduction right now? >> they might be losing that a little bit. it is one thing to say that and it is another to say there will be a grand budget deal let alone tax reform deal coming out of washington. i think that's highly unlikely. i think the fact that the urgency is a little bit off. the deficit issue can cut both ways. >> it might increase the torpor. i've covered the hill on the presidency, i've never seen the static quality that we have about washington today. the president is o
May 4, 2013 12:30pm PDT
and what you take way here is what are we dealing with this budget deficit problem for some time if there is a good side to that, if you can continue to grow an economy, even with a budget deficit, what you are looking at here is gdp but not the way that you are used to looking at it more often than that phot what we talk about d g t we focused on the economy quarter growth range and whether it grew during the quarter this teems you in terms of a absolutely level base basis and reason i'm showing it this way is because for all four quarters of last year the overall economy was better than the it was before the prerecession high water mark and we have turn the quarter into a new expansion and if it didn't feel that way it that is to do with this the none farm payroll and each bar here represents a single month's change in the total number of people who have a job and you add up all of knows jobs that was loss during the recession it's 8.8 million people and we have only created five and-a-half million total job and that leaves us with a deficit of three or so million jobs and we are
May 9, 2013 2:00pm EDT
is that all those tax dollars, they're shrinking the deficits. the federal budget deficit, expected to be more than $800 billion, but now it could fall below $700 billion. the bad news is that all this income that the rich moved into 2012 may not be repeated in 2013. you could read more on >> all i'm going to say is thank goodness for all those millionaires and billionaires the, right? >> that's right. they're helping the deficit. >> well, everybody sold, like you said, all the dividends got hiked. that's probably while apple partly is down. >> the question with all these great stock markets, all the wealth being created and all the incomes being generated at the top, the question is we might see that repeated somewhat in 2013. >> thank you very much, robert frank. coming up next, cider house rules. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. omnipotent of opportunity. you know how to mix business... with business. and from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-s
May 8, 2013 12:00pm PDT
the most eminent issue, and we do have a structural budget deficit in the city, so we need to deal, of course, with the short-term balancing our budget in a way that does not decimate city services that people rely on, but also to address our long- term structural budget deficit, and that means implementing some budget reforms. smooth out our budget process so it is not a boom/bust kind of budget. reforming our pension system and retiree health care system so that they are stable. we do a decent job providing low-income housing. we do a terrible job providing housing for low or middle class and middle-class people, people who are working and paying taxes that we need to have here for a functioning economy, so i am looking for ways to try to fund that, particularly for essential employees like teachers, nurses, first responders. projects coming up in the city like the renovation of dolores park, which is a once in 50 years opportunity to define what the park is and what changes we want to make to it. that will be a very significant projects. [inaudible] when was the last time it rai
May 5, 2013 7:30pm EDT
deficit that the federal government has, you know, needs to be met by, you know, investors, regular investors and institutional investors, and you'd be buying that debt. they'd be buying that debt instead of equities and that will keep equities from continuing to climb forward. >> ken and michelle, thanks very much. we'll see you soon. >>> up next, britain's former prime minister, tony blair, on central banks, syria and global growth. >> if you simply offer people austerity, one side and no reform on the other, you're going to have a big problem. >>> and later, what market forces in metals mean for your jewelry box. the ceo of blue nile, online's largest jeweler, will join me. >>> as we take a break, take a look at how the stock market ended the week. back in a moment. no matter what, people can count on me to get the job done. so, when my prostate cancer returned, my doctor told me that this time can be different with provenge, a personalized treatment that lets me count on my own body to fight back. provenge is clinically proven to help extend life in certain men with advanced pro
May 6, 2013 7:00pm EDT
will be selling stuff, our trade deficit will evaporate. >> a little less than half of our trade deficit comes from energy alone. you won't talk about the knockdown effects in terms of national security and all the rest of it. so this is a big deal. there is no two ways about it. the president, i'm so glad he's moving in this way, to add this to immigration, there is a chance the u.s. could grow out of its fiscal problems, more than any other country in the g-7. >> let me connect the dot, exporting liquid natural gas, not importing oil any more. okay. trade deficit going down, dollar going up. america becomes the place to incest. it's the place to invest. >> you are already seeing this, i think what's being reflected in the stockmarket right now. people are assuming that it's just easy money on the part of the fed that's driving the stockmarket higher. there is no question, that's a big part of it. but i do think the president's comments over the weekend also could be an important part of the story, ewhat is being reflective in stock prices. >> and i love the whole story. i give
May 1, 2013 1:00am EDT
, especially now with the news that the deficit breached is now being delayed. as you know, we thought that was going to occur in july it would provide some forcing function for additional budget negotiations. that has not been swept to the right. it does not appear that what we are living with out into the fall. there are two choices. we could submit another budget, or if we don't, we will have to enter into some negotiation with congress on how to of the door of those cuts. but that decision hasn't been made yet. >> general, there that has been a lot of talk in this town recently about throwing up a no- fly zone. and without reference to any specific country in the middle east, could you talk a little bit about what goes into an operation like that? i think there is a notion around that it is pretty simple and easy, but what i know of it, it may be a little more complicated. could you talk about that? >> well, no-fly zones -- well, actually any military operation tends to be more complicated than generally gets talked about in open sources because there are the things that have to occur. seco
May 7, 2013 2:00pm PDT
. i has an operator deficit of 70 million dollars and we know there's a structural deficit of 5 hundred million it just so happens that the tunnelling between washington and north beach will cost about 70 million dollars and if you eliminate that and stop the line where it was originally intended which is chinatown and stockton street you will be able to save the agency 70 million dollars and give all the residents of north beach a second chance on how they want transit to be brought into their neighborhood thank you very much. >> thank you, sir. >> next speaker please? >> good afternoon. >> hi my name is -- thank you for -- when i talk with the families in the community they are happy about this program. i'm often been working in the community in bay view i hear these stories about people having a really hard time trying to go home or trying to go to doctor appointment or any other activities they have to and after the day i was here and heard the stories in the community it happened to me. i finished with my thing and i had to go back home and i had to pickup my kids and i saw
May 7, 2013 2:30pm PDT
towards what he called a doctrine of positive deficit reduction. >> he made the comments while attending a forum here in berlin. the germans find -- with the german finance minister. he said the french government remains committed to reducing its budget deficit but warned that the focus on austerity in the eurozone is preventing economic recovery. germany's ongoing strength amid the eurozone economic crisis has made the country a magnet for citizens elsewhere in the eu and driven immigration to a 17-year high. >> last year, more than 1 million people moved to europe's biggest economy looking for new jobs and opportunities. most of those immigrants came from poland, romania, and bulgaria, but the numbers coming from greece, italy, spain and portugal jumped by 40%. in berlin, controversy has erupted over a german-islam conference. >> the meeting aims to promote intercultural dialogue and promote the integration of muslims, but islamic group and opposition politicians say by putting the main focus on security and the threat of islamist terrorism, the conference is having the oppos
May 5, 2013 4:00pm PDT
they back off the qe, that means that more of the deficit that the federal government has, you know, needs to be -- needs to be met by, you know, investors, regular investors and institutional investors need to be buying that debt. so they're going to be buying that debt instead of equities. and that's probably going to keep equities from continuing to climb forward. >> ken volpert and michelle girard, so good to have you on the program. thank you so much. we will see you soon. >>> up next "on the money," britain's former prime minister tony blair on central banks, syria, and global growth. >> people on austerity one side and no reform on the other, you're going to have a big problem. >>> and later market forces in metal. the ceo of blue nile, online's largest jeweller will join me as we take a look, taking a look at how the stock market ended the week. back in a moment. >>> welcome back. former uk prime minister tony blair told me this week that europe's recession-hit economy is still very fragile. earlier in the week i sat down with mr. blair at the milken institute's global confe
May 2, 2013 6:30pm PDT
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May 3, 2013 2:30pm PDT
the eurozone's budget deficit ceiling. >> in france, the recovery is expected to be delayed, which evidently has repercussions on public finance. the french forecast is in our view overly optimistic. a significant effort would be required. >> brussels is to grant paris two extra years to cut its deficit to under 3%. >> let's bring in our correspondent from brussels. from your perch, how does all this look? is europe finally hitting the bottom of this crisis? we have reports that france and the netherlands are both faltering as well. >> no, i think the crisis is nowhere near the end. what these figures do -- they polarized the debate, sharpen the debate between those on one side led by german chancellor angela merkel, who say austerity is the way forward, and those who say we are being squeezed too tight. people will look at these figures and say this is evidence that the commission is applying the squeeze too tightly. we need more room for growth. he said we must do whatever we can to boost employment and to unlock growth. he did not suggest for a minute directly that the austerity
May 4, 2013 11:00am PDT
having now is about what's the best way to achieve deficit and debt reduction, and realize that the x-factor is always economic growth. the folks on a pure austerity path -- two things. first of all, as with the flight delays, they realize that cuts have consequences. when it affects them personally, they don't like it so much. there's this attitude about cuts in politics, it's cuts for thee but not for me. that makes it painless, especially if they don't have advanced lobbying firms. we know just by comparison what's going on in europe, england in particular, that the austerity path hasn't worked. the data has come in. so actually looking for a balanced plan is more advantageous. if we can find a grand bargain that actually preserves economic growth, maybe gooses it while dealing with the long-term cost, that's the ultimate win. >> let's talk about europe, because we've seen record eurozone unemployment. is that a sign or symptom of austerity? >> absolutely. there's no question about it. it would be ideal, and frankly the federal reserve would love to have complimentary instead of
May 5, 2013 10:00am PDT
thoughts on the bombing in america. what is the easiest way to drive the u.s. deficit down and create jobs? what's a quick and perhaps easy way to drive the u.s. deficit down and create jobs? i will give you a hint. we need to turn illegal in to legal. i'll explain. but first here's my take. those urging america to intervene in syria are sure of one thing. if we had gotten in sooner, things would be better in that war-torn country. had the obama administration gotten involved earlier, there would be less instability and fewer killings. we would not be seen in john mccain's words this week -- >> atrocities on a scale we have not seen in a long, long time. >> in fact, we have seen atrocities much worse than those in syria recently. in iraq, only a few years ago, from 2003 to 2012, despite there being as many as 180,000 american and allied troops in iraq, somewhere between 150,000 and 300,000 iraqi civilians died and about 1.5 million fled the country. jihadi groups flourished throughout iraq and al qaeda had a huge presence there. the u.s. was about as actively engaged in iraq as
May 9, 2013 10:00am PDT
dollars of deficit which means we don't have to have money to cover and balance a budget for this next fiscal year. and the next year we are faced with an even larger 256 bit in dollar budget deficit for the second year so we have to figure out how we are going to get revenues or cut costs or reorganized ourselves and determine what our priorities are. we do the budget together with the board of supervisors. there have been years in the past where there's been a lot of tension between the executive branch and the legislative branch over what are the city's priorities. instituting more upfront meetings with them and with all of you gives us the grounds to make agreements early on so there's less tension. often we have been saying that it's kind of like the board is one spouse and the mayor is another spouse. we are part of the city family. if we're not planning and working together in the early stage it is kind of like two spouses of don't talk to each other over the most important things covering their kids. kids whose names begin like, the kid called pothole; the kid called education;
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